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Best lens for macro bokeh effect like lensbaby velvet

ChrisD
Apprentice

I have a Canon EOS R7, and enjoy macro photography, mostly flowers and insects.  I love the ethereal effect of the lensbaby velvet lenses, but I would prefer to use a canon lens to get that effect (if possible).  I was hoping to do this without a lot of post-processing work.  Would anyone have a lens recommendation for me?  Perhaps the RF35mm with F1.8 or RF85mm with F2?  

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Waddizzle
Legend
Legend

The 85mm would be a better choice. That does not mean it is the best choice. 

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FloridaDrafter
Authority
Authority

The only Canon lens that I know of that will do some of what the Lensbaby will, is the RF 100mm f/2.8L macro. It has a spherical aberration (SA) ring that will allow you to soften your subject and fiddle with the back/foreground sharpness and bokeh. But it is pretty expensive. I have this lens and it works quite well, although I seldom use the SA ring.

Newton

EOS R5, R6, R6II. RF 15-35 f/2.8L, 50mm f/1.2L, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro, 100-400mm, 100-500mm L, 1.4X.

jaewoosong
Rising Star
Rising Star

vaseline.  seriously (but i'd throw on a cheap lens filter to do that)

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Rebel XT, 7D, 5Dm3, 5DmIV (current), EOS R, EOS R5 (current)
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